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The Swim England National Winter Championships is the biggest English swimming meet of the winter months, with Britain’s top senior swimmers often involved. The National Winter Champs offers a Christmas feast of fast swimming with a range of historic and prestigious swimming trophies handed out to event winners.

After being held as a long course competition in 2017, this year’s Swim England National Winter Championships will return to the short course 25m format.

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The following swimmers have qualified:

  1. William Cooper
  2. Zoe Bozzard-Hill
  3. Millie Checkley
  4. Erin Davies
  5. Caitlin Hubbard
  6. Elizabeth Kingham
  7. Lily Massey
  8. Aidan Mitchell
  9. Ellie Sibbald-Perkins
  10. Alisha Stephenson
  11. Charlotte Rigg
  12. Acer Woolley

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The partnership plans to announce its first scholarship September 2019 and offer placements to current students from February 2019.

The collaboration will see university students secure work placements with the club, where they will gain valuable experience working with elite athletes in areas such as sports massage, nutrition and fitness.

Swimmers will also benefit, with the partnership set to create a new scholarship to support high-achieving swimmers to train and compete throughout their studies at the University.

Mark Jeffreys, Birmingham City University, said: “We are delighted to join forces with the City of Birmingham Swimming Club"

Carl Grosvenor, Head Coach at City of Birmingham Swimming Club, added: “This is a hugely exciting partnership that we know has great mutual benefit to both organisations. The process of working with Birmingham City University has been so seamless and all the staff involved have been so willing and motivated to create this link. With Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, sport in the city is front and centre and the time to develop this new way of working is now"

“The expertise and facilities available in the University’s new Sports Department offer an outstanding opportunity for our swimmers, coaches and programme as a whole to take it to the next level. The offer of a swimming scholarship aimed at elite athletes looking to gain a degree while maintaining elite level performance, is a game changer for us and puts another fantastic option on the table for all elite swimmers approaching university age.”


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The Region will be sending a team of 24 swimmers, 1 Head Coach, 2 Assistant Coaches and 2 Team Managers to the ’10eme Meeting des Hortillions’ swimming competition in Amiens France.

This is a 3-day competition with morning heats and evening finals.

The team will leave on Thursday 17th January 2019 and return on Monday 21st January 2019

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected to represent the team Swim England West Midlands in Amiens 2019

  1. Keira Hancock (Juniors)
  2. Lily Massey (Juniors)
  1. Millie Checkley (Seniors)
  2. Jacob Davies (Seniors)
  3. Aimee Hood (Seniors)
  4. Aidan Mitchell (Seniors)

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Erin Davies is swimming for the Welsh Performance Squad at the Luxembourg Euro Meet. Erin has already attended the development camps with swim wales and this will be her 1st overseas racing opportunity with this programme. Congratulations!

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City of Birmingham has good representation with the Swim England Development programme again as the following swimmers have been invited onto the Swim England Phase 2 camps. Well done to all.

  • Jacob Davies
  • Alex Hindle
  • Charlotte Rigg
  • Alisha Stephenson